Better Than Socks Under the Tree: Verizon Offers 'The Gift of Data'

Plus, The Five Most Digitally Engaging Spots On TV Right Now

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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of digital activity associated with each one over the past week. See the methodology here.

Among the new releases, Toys R Us, Victoria's Secret and online flower delivery service TheBouqs advertised sales for the holidays, while Nintendo premiered a spot for its Wii U title "Xenoblade Chronicles X". Finally, a new Verizon spot uses motion graphics to promote yet another holiday offer, "Give the Gift of Data". We know a few people that would take two extra gigabytes in their phone over socks any day.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Toys R Us: 2-Day Sale: Toys That Wow Toys R Us: 2-Day Sale: Toys That Wow
Network: A&E
Show: Duck Dynasty
Primetime Airing: Dec. 9, 8:17 pm ET
Nintendo: Xenoblade Chronicles X: Mankind's Only Hope Nintendo: Xenoblade Chronicles X: Mankind's Only Hope
Show: American Dad
Primetime Airing: Dec. 9, 10:29 pm ET
Verizon: The Gift of Data Verizon: The Gift of Data
Network: ABC
Show: Nashville
Primetime Airing: Dec. 9, 10:37 pm ET
TheBouqs.com: Holiday Gifts From The Bouqs Company TheBouqs.com: Holiday Gifts From The Bouqs Company
Network: Travel
Show: Bizarre Foods America
Airing Date: Dec. 9, 8:23 am ET
Victoria's Secret: When in Rome Victoria's Secret: When in Rome
Network: FX
Show: American Horror Story: Hotel
Primetime Airing: Dec. 9, 10:52 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Microsoft: Microsoft Spreads the Spirit of the Season on 5th Ave Microsoft: Microsoft Spreads the Spirit of the Season on 5th Ave
Online Views: 1,394,765
Social Actions: 23,876
SpotShare: 1.61%
Temptations Cat Treats: Say Sorry Temptations Cat Treats: Say Sorry
Online Views: 1,135,789
Social Actions: 23,708
SpotShare: 1.54%
Dodge: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - The Force Gathers Dodge: Star Wars: The Force Awakens - The Force Gathers
Online Views: 264,888
Social Actions: 20,541
SpotShare: 1.11%
Barbie: Imagine The Possibilities Barbie: Imagine The Possibilities
Online Views: 1,109,069
Social Actions: 13,973
SpotShare: 1.04%
Apple: Someday at Christmas Apple: Someday at Christmas
Online Views: 275,296
Social Actions: 18,735
SpotShare: 1.04%

As always, you can find out more about the best commercials on TV at Ad Age's Creativity.

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